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OK for the price
on 23 November 2014
EDIT: I have managed to get rid of the constantly changing brightness by selecting "Movie" mode in Picture Settings. After turning down "Sharpness" to 0 and Colour to around 40 I have managed to get a decent image quality- the colour is still inconsistent across the screen, but only noticeable with a white background and not likely to be an issue when watching films.
Like other Samsung TVs, this has (with the default settings) exaggerated colours and "enhancement" effects, to make the TV look more "vibrant" in the showroom. In this case, red colour is way too saturated and bleeds into surrounding colours, and there is no way to tone it down. It has options like "Flesh Tone" (seriously) to make faces in soap operas look nice and red, and "football mode"....
It also attempts to give "pure black " by turning down the backlight in darker scenes, which means that black is never consistent. Sometimes it's black, sometimes it's not so black, and the change has a noticeable delay which amouns to the backlight flickering when a scene alternates from dark to not-so-dark. This "feature" seems to be disabled if you select "Movie" mode in picture settings.
Colour is inconsistent across the screen, with the edges noticeably of a different hue or brighter than the center.
Like other Samsung TVs, this one by default zooms in on the image, which means the egdes of the image are left out. The only way to get the full picture is to choose the "Screen Fit" option in Picture Size setting. It makes me wonder if the resolution of this TV is really 1920*1080 pixels.
The broad viewing angle is a good thing about this TV.
If you aren't too demanding on quality and you want cheap and exaggerated colours, you got it. If you want natural colours and consistent image quality go for another brand. I'm considering returning this.